An attorney for imprisoned former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s told a federal appeals panel that the disgraced politician was deprived of certain rights.
A former Detroit treasurer and two pension officials who served under ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick have been found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud.
Kilpatrick is serving a 28-year prison sentence after a jury last year convicted him of two dozen crimes, from tax evasion to bribery.
A federal judge has signed an order ending the probation for ex-Detroit City Council member Monica Conyers, who was imprisoned in a municipal corruption case.
The bill keeps growing for the ex-mayor.
“The man who many residents thought was going to be the key to revving Detroit’s revival, instead, helped drive it over the financial cliff.”
It’s a big break for Derrick Miller, who was facing up to 10 years in custody when he pleaded guilty in 2011 to taking kickbacks.
It looks like former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has another big bill to pay.
Victor Mercado pleaded guilty to a single conspiracy charge in 2012 while on trial with Kilpatrick and others.
The FBI is investigating rumors that someone tried to bribe Detroit City Council members in an effort to influence the outcome of the race for council president.